Melbourne: contemporary jewellery capital

Lucy Folk

Lucy Folk

It’s little wonder Melbourne is regarded as one of the world’s top producers of contemporary jewellery with a myriad of jewellery designers creating everything from silver and gold to felt, fur and jewelled skeletons. In fact, the city can lay claim to one of the the world’s busiest and most diverse communities of contemporary jewellery makers, galleries and stores. Here is a selection of local galleries that sell high-end contemporary jewellery pieces:

Gallery Funaki is recognised as a driving force in promoting contemporary jewellery in Australia, representing some of today’s best local and international contemporary jewellers. It presents six solo and curated group exhibitions each year which have a focus on clear concepts and carefully considered use of materials. 4 Crossley Street, Melbourne

e.g.etal supports Melbourne’s thriving contemporary jewellery design industry and houses exquisite and thought-provoking contemporary jewellery pieces including rings, bracelets, cufflinks and necklaces from over 50 Australian and New Zealand artists and designers. Basement, 167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Pieces of 8 showcases exclusive and limited collections of contemporary jewellery and small art objects from over 50 Australian and international makers. Representing both established and emerging artisans, this gorgeous urban gallery also stages regular exhibitions and events. 28 Russell Place, Melbourne

Studio Ingot is a Fitzroy based gallery selling individual jewellery designs and artist-made jewellery from over 50 innovative Australian contemporary jewellery and silver smithing artists. 2/234 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Lucy Folk creates unique gold and silver edible looking pieces that have gained a cult following around the world. Although stocked in boutiques around the world, her flagship store in Melbourne is where it all began. Learn more about Lucy Folk here1A Crossley Street,  Melbourne 

Lord Coconut is Melbourne’s only gallery specialising in contemporary hand-crafted rings, necklaces and bracelets just for men. Made with unique designs and materials and sourced from all over Australia, it stocks over 400 individual jewellery pieces from 35 Australian and Melbourne based jewellers, artists and designers. 4/289 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Lord Coconut

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